BBV's Familiar Faces, New Adventures
Sontarans: Old Soldiers

Format Compact Disc Cover image
Running Time 60 mins
Produced by BBV

Directed and Produced by Bill Baggs

Synopsis: With a Weapons Crisis Committee standing in Geneva, Captain Alice Wells of UNIT is given the task of investigating the mysterious deaths of allied and UN troops. When her investigation leads her to an ultra secure safe-house in England she discovers just what it was that the government thought too dangerous to be made public... a Sontaran!


A Review by Stuart Gutteridge 27/11/02

If Old Soldiers is an indication of the direction the BBV audios are taking, then it can only be a step in the right direction, as they aren`t just utilising basic storytelling. Old Soldiers can be seen as a series of monolgues between Sontaran and Human. Brak is a government secret and a special prisoner for over eighty years. Enter Alice Wells from UNIT investigating the deaths of Allied troops and you have the basic premise. That it works is attributable to both the actors in this case Sally Faulkner and John Wadmore, and to the writers whose dialogue flows at such pace it disguises the presence of just a two-strong cast. Recommended.